Tag Archives: summer 2010

Burkina Electric 07/01

From Adam Kubota:

Free Outdoor Concert by African Electronica Band Kicks Off CFA Summer Series

Burkina Electric is the first electronica band from Burkina Faso, in the deep interior of West Africa. Their music combines the traditions and rhythms of Burkina Faso with contemporary electronic dance culture, sampling unusual rhythms and incorporating sounds of traditional African instruments and “found” sounds recorded in Burkina Faso. Led by composer Lukas Ligeti, the group is composed of four musicians and two dancers who collaborate to create their unique music and dance fusion. Since its formation, Burkina Electric has performed all across the globe, at venues such as the Festival Jazz a Ouaga in Burkina Faso, Joe’s Pub in New York City, and the Arab-American National Museum in Detroit, and has collaborated with an array of talented artists including Toumani Diabate.

“An irresistible blend of West African music and electronica.”—New York Times

Burkina Electric is Mai Lingani (vocals), Wende K. Bass (guitar), Pyrolator (electronicist/VJ), Lukas Ligeti (drummer/electronicist), as well as Zoko Zoko and Vicky (dancers/choreographers).

For more information, visit: http://www.myspace.com/burkinaelectric

For video, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=HNr8ao-WCFk

Date: Thursday, July 1

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: CFA Courtyard (rainsite: CFA Theater)

Middletown Resident Pulls Gun on Census Worker

Some people really don’t like performing their civic duty:

MIDDLETOWN — A city man has been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a census worker last week.

An employee of the U.S. Census Bureau complained to police that Demond McCaw, 35, pulled a gun on him while he was visiting the suspects McKenna Drive home on May 30 at 6:44 p.m.

The worker told police that McCaw was answering census-related questions, then stopped when he thought the questions became too personal, according to police. The census worker walked back to his car to retrieve paperwork and McCaw allegedly followed. The suspect reportedly grabbed the papers from the worker, police said. When the worker attempted to retrieve them McCaw pulled a hand gun from his waistband, cocked it and began waiving the weapon above his head in a threatening manner, according to the census worker’s statement to police.

McCaw told police he felt threatened by the census worker and said the worker did not show proper identification.

Police officers confiscated the hand gun, which they said was loaded.

McCaw was charged with second-degree threatening with a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.  [Middletown Press]

McCaw was released on bail.  Be careful, census workers!